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Old 11-16-2013, 02:37 PM
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Question '03 7.3 F-350 Needs Help!

I was going 65 mph towing an empty, light, horse trailer (about 1,500 lbs).
Then the engine started to vibrate violently (heard a tapping noise), I let of the gas, and pulled to the shoulder and on the way, the engine turns off. No warning lights before incident. Had trouble pulling dipstick out--it was bent and scratched. Straightened dipstick out and no oil in crankcase. Left a trail of oil about 200 feet long. Oil coming out of front of engine, say front main seal. No other damage noted. AAA towed F-350 back to farm. Now what?
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Old 11-16-2013, 02:40 PM
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Check you HPOP lines I have heard they can go out and they are toward the front.
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well.. hoping you didn't lock up te engine. Probably going to need a complete engine rebuild along with possibly new oil lines, hpop, front and rear oil seals... sorry about your truck
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Engine will crank (I won't even try to start it). What could have happened?
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Possibly blew front seal under pressure. maybe upload some pics when sun comes up
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your motor will turn off, when low on oil. I hardly doubt your motor is toast. Its a "feature" thats cool about low oil. If oil from the front, probably lost your lpop. Get a Melling 208 and be done ,bud.
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Possibly blew front seal under pressure. maybe upload some pics when sun comes up
What caused the pressure? I thought crankcases were ventilated?
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your motor will turn off, when low on oil. I hardly doubt your motor is toast. Its a "feature" thats cool about low oil. If oil from the front, probably lost your lpop. Get a Melling 208 and be done ,bud.
Thank you, but what is an "lpop"?

What bent and scratched the dipstick (about 3" from the tip)?
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low pressure oil pump. and that could have been something f***ing up inside and hitting it under high pressure
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What caused the pressure? I thought crankcases were ventilated?
True but it is common for PCVs to get clogged. Thus resulting in no ventilation and high pressure. Happened to my ol 7.5 460
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